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Apple Magic Keyboard / MLA22

alaTest has collected and analyzed 160 reviews of Apple Magic Keyboard / MLA22. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the durability and reliability are generally positive. The design and size also get good reviews, whereas many are negative about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple Magic Keyboard / MLA22 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Brianne Garrett (cnet.com)

Apple's new keyboard rescues the number pad, wins nerds' hearts

 

Apple adds a full number pad to its iconic wireless keyboard. Spreadsheet dorks go wild.

The Apple Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad has light, bouncy keys that are great to type with. The new number pad makes it easier to input figures or work with some creative software shortcuts. It pairs easily and lasts a long time between charges.

The flat design can put strain on your wrist. The lack of backlight makes it harder to work with the keys at night.

Apple's slim, light, wireless Magic Keyboard gets a makeover, bringing back the number pad previously found in the old wired version. But it also costs more, so the standard Magic Keyboard may be better for you.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Apple Magic Keyboard

 

The Apple Magic Keyboard offers a lot of improvements over its predecessor, including a rechargeable battery, instant pairing, and a slimmer frame. But a much shallower keystroke can be uncomfortable if you're a heavy-handed typist.

Extremely compact. Rechargeable battery. Automatically pairs with your Mac via Bluetooth, using the included Lightning cable. Works wired or wirelessly. Quiet keys.

Requires OS X El Capitan or later. No tilt mechanism. Shallow keystrokes.

Conclusion On the whole, we'd recommend that you try out the Apple Magic Keyboard at your local Apple Store or Best Buy before you decide on a purchase. It's really a case of love it or hate it. If you like flat, quiet keyboards with short key travel,...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Susie Ochs (macworld.com)

Apple Magic Keyboard review: Should have called it basic

 

Apple's keyboard isn't magic. It's not writing this review for me while I sip a margarita and play Two Dots, and I feel like that would be magic. What the Magic Keyboard is, is a pretty nice Bluetooth keyboard that charges with a Lightning cable....

Charges with Lightning instead of using AA batteries ; Includes a Lightning cable

Fewer features than third-party keyboards at the same price point

If you want to use one keyboard with multiple devices, the Magic Keyboard should do the trick, but I had issues switching the pairing back and forth, while the Logitech Bluetooth Easy-Switch Keyboard more than lived up to its name.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Lewis Painter (macworld.co.uk)

Apple Magic Keyboard review

 

Apple has recently announced three new peripherals for Mac users; the Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad. Is the new Magic Keyboard worth the upgrade? In our review, we take a look at the new Apple Magic Keyboard, its design, functionality...

Lightweight and compact ; Redesigned scissor mechanism provides a nice typing experience ; built-in re-chargable battery

Too expensive ; No backlit keys ; Other keyboards at same price offer more value for money

Overall, we have mixed feelings about Apple’s Magic Keyboard. Yes, it looks gorgeous, is sleek and provides a nice typing experience, but we can’t ignore the fact that it doesn’t have features that others in its price range do – backlit keys, for...

Nov, 2015

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Works great with iPad pro.

 

Use with my new iPad pro and works great and is easy to carry because it is light.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Way Better than the 1st gen

 

My Apple Keyboard that came with my Imac after 5 years finally quit. Ended up picking the new Magic Keyboard instead. Love the way it feels and really appreciate not needing batteries. Just plug it in and let it charge up!!

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Magic Keyboard

 

Syncs up perfectly with my Macbook Pro and great battery life. Recommended

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Awesome

 

You charge the keyboard first and then use it as a witeless one. Ideal for busy children.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

I love the new keyboard!

 

It is so nice to not have to worry about changing the batteries.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Awesome Feel

 

The new apple wireless keyboard is small... even thinner than the previous version. Yet feels more solid. The keys are amazing to type on, and it's rechargeable.

Mar, 2016

Product Specifications

Design

Backlight: No
Cable lock slot:N
Color of product:Silver, White / White
Cover:N
Product color:Silver, White
Wrist rest:N

Energy Management

Power source type:Battery

Ergonomics

Wireless range:354.3

Keyboard

Adjustable keyboard height: No
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Device interface:Bluetooth
Flexible keyboard: No
Hot keys: Yes
Keyboard form factor:Mini
Keyboard integrated devices: No
Keyboard language:Czech / Danish / Dutch / English / French / German / Norwegian / Swedish / UK English / US English
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard style:Straight
Keyboard type:QWERTY / QWERTZ / QZERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Purpose:PC/server / Universal
Recommended usage:Universal
Wireless technologies:Wireless
Wrist rest: No

Mouse

Mouse included: No

Packaging Content

Cables included:Lightning
Number of products included:1

Packaging Data

Cables included:Lightning
Number of products included:1

Performance

Backlight:N
Brand compatibility:Apple
Compatibility:iPad
Fingerprint reader:N
Keyboard language:Hungarian
Keyboard Layout:QWERTZ
Mobile operating systems supported:iOS 10,iOS 9.1,iOS 9.2,iOS 9.3
Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:N
USB hub:N

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired/Wireless
Device interface:Lightning

Power

Battery Type:Built-In
Power Source:Battery
Power source type:Battery
Service life of battery:1

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.52
Height:0.429
Keyboard dimensions (WxDxH):11 x 4.52 x 0.161 / 11 x 4.52 x 0.429
Keyboard Weight:8.15
Weight:8.15
Width:11